6th October 2016

A short walk over Knock Murton

Time late afternoon
Duration 1 hr 10 min
Distance 2.8 mile
Ascent about 700 ft or there abouts
Walking with On my own
Felldyke - Knock Morton - Murton Fell - Harris Side - Road back to Felldyke
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre -
Car park, Felldyke, Lamplugh

Found on the quieter western edge of the Lake District, there never seems to be problem getting parked here. Perhaps this is a result of the limited number of fells that can be reached from here. Having said that, the walks that can be done from here are fantastic.

Parking is free.

Route Map


To start today's offering here's a picture of Ullswater taken from the side of Arnison Crag on Monday. Yes, I took the photo, , , about five minutes before having to abandon the walk because my glasses broke. I'm not exactly sure how it happened but they went 'twang' when I took them off to wipe my face. Sadly I had no option but to turn around, go back to the car and head to the opticians to get them fixed. What a shame because it turned into the perfect autumn day, albeit a little on the windy side.

Evening walks are probably over for this year but as it was so nice and I still had a little bit of good daylight time left I squeezed in a short walk over Knock Murton. Here on the track just above the car park Blake Fell begins to show itself. It's only a short walk so it may not be worth the effort of driving all the way from say Penzance or Inverness, but, if you're already here and time is not on your side then this is a great little walk.

Straight ahead of me is Knock Murton but to get there I'll be turning right and keeping to this side of the fence for a while.

West Cumbrian countryside - - - lovely isn't it. Scotland is just and so visible in the very far distance.

Looking up to Knock Morton. Distance wise this isn't far at all but once you get to the other side of the treeline it's steep pull up to the summit.

Having followed several fences around the edge of the treeline, I'm now on open ground and ready to make my way up to the summit.

Blake Fell seen from the top of Knock Murton.


A Knock Murton view of Ennerdale and some if it's surrounding fells.

A close up of Bowness Knott and Haycock.


I'm off the fell now and ready to start walking (not in that direction) around to the car. First of all I have to sneak past a Bull which was standing fairly close to the path.

And to finish, , , , here's the Bull.
He looked at me, I looked at him, he slowly took a step towards me and I quickly took several steps towards the gate.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks